THE RESIDENCE – Cover Reveal!

Okay, so it’s already on the internets which means there’s not much of a ta-da! factor here, but nevertheless wanted to share the cover design of my new novel, The Residence.

Coming September 1 with Simon & Schuster Canada and Gallery Books/Skybound in the US.

Much more news of all types to come.



I have a new novel coming in September. It’s called The Residence.

The Residence is a ghost story set in the Pierce Administration’s White House of the 1850s and is based on true events and correspondence. It’s a supernatural thriller that explores the extraordinary marriage between President Franklin Pierce and First Lady Jane Pierce and the personal/spiritual failings in the lead-up to the Civil War – all in the only haunted house its residents are not permitted to leave.

The Residence will be published by Simon & Schuster (Skybound/Gallery) in the US, Simon & Schuster Canada, and Simon & Schuster UK in the English-speaking world.

More news soon!

THE HOMECOMING a Best Book of 2019

Delighted that PopMatters picked The Homecoming as one of the Best Books of 2019!!

I’m doubly delighted because the review was written by Scott Poole, an amazing writer in his own right (Wasteland) and the leading American scholar on horror.

“Pyper has a gift for creating infinitely complex characters. We really do end up caring about these people and caught up in the mystery of what is happening to them. I think its important that any book that deals with dark themes like this, fiction or otherwise, make the death of its subjects matter and few do this as well as Pyper. I recommend this book to fans of both psychological thrillers and horror.”

— Scott Poole on The Homecoming

The Homecoming – Best Book of 2019


So excited to announce that A Criatura, the Portuguese translation in Brazil, will be published in January.

My Brazilian publisher, DarkSide Books has brought my novels to a new and enthusiastic audience and I’m very grateful to them for their passion and artistry they bring to their gorgeous, always interesting designs. A Criatura is no exception.

A Criatura – DarkSide Books

Not News…Just Summer

While things have gotten rather exciting around here on the books and work front, none of it is stuff I’m permitted to announce yet. But I wanted to provide an update on my summer in any case, which has basically involved me doing everything in my power to maximize my time looking at this.


It’s that time of year when you lurch from your job to whatever summer holidays you’ve carved out and find yourself plagued by a single question: What do I read?

Well, the CBC has a list for that. And The Homecoming is on it. Check it out here:

CBC Summer Reads

Upcoming Appearances

It’s early days, but I’ve received some invitation to come and talk, read or teach in places over the coming months. You can check out changes on the Readings & Appearances page. If you see that I’m barreling into your town it would be great to see you, meet you, or field your questions about pretty damn near anything.